Oracle announces Exadata 2

Oracle announces Exadata 2

Summary: At Oracle's OpenWorld conference in San Francisco, CEO Larry Ellison previews the company's Exadata Version 2 computer. He says the new database computer is designed for online transaction processing and data warehousing. He adds that Exadata 2 can do faster processing at a much lower cost than can its biggest competitor, IBM.

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Topics: Storage, CXO, Data Centers, Data Management, Enterprise Software, Hardware, Oracle, Software

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  • Cute. No SPF in this box? Hmmm....

    Well since Larry did not mention that the box does not have UPS tied
    into itself, the SPF (Single Point of Failure) for the unit is simply the
    PLUG. What a maroon. Pull the plug and it's down across the board.

    What I love about some CEO's is their capacity to think big, but then
    leave out the simple things.

    Now, build a box that has lots of flash memory/dram/ and oh by the
    way a 12 hour UPS to keep it up while we dump all that info from RAM
    to disk somewhere in case of a failure in that part of the building then
    it gets the DOCMURDOCK Approved stamp on it.

    Otherwise...back to the freaking drawing board Larry.

    Love,

    Mike
    docmurdock
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        The announcement will be delivered at NetSuite?s SuiteWorld conference Tuesday via NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson and Oracle president Mark Hurd.
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        Ellison owns 48.8 percent of NetSuite via a limited liability company that was formed just to hold shares of the on-demand ERP provider. The LLC is managed by an independent third party.
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        For Oracle, the NetSuite deal gives it more ammo to argue that it is an arms dealer to cloud providers. Oracle databases run Salesforce.com as well as NetSuite.
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        In addition, NetSuite will give Oracle a chatty reference customer for its Exadata machines.
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        Oracle?s hardware business fell short of expectations in the fourth quarter and executives had a parade of answers to allay any concerns.
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        In an otherwise strong quarter, Oracle?s hardware business delivered revenue of $1.2 billion, down 6
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        percent from a year ago. Analysts were expecting anywhere from $1.29 billion to $1.35 billion.
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        For lesser companies, these hardware worries would have been a big deal. Bluster aside, Oracle?s
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        explanations almost sound plausible, but future quarters will tell the tale.
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        Let?s look at the top reasons why Oracle?s
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        hardware revenue wasn?t up to snuff and the explanations behind the shortfall.
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        The we?re ?more profit aware? answer. Safra
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        Catz, Oracle president and CFO, said that the company is running Sun?s business in a way that makes sense. Catz said:<br><br> Compared to Q4 a year ago, we have made a big move away from selling products at a loss or reselling other companies? products. Rather, we are focused on selling value-added systems, where Sun?s differentiation is very clear to our customers. For example, non-Sun storage was down significantly; Sun storage in tape grew very well. And of course, Exadata and Exalogic continue to show fantastic<a href="http://ipadbagblog.com/"><font color="light&height"> ipad bag blog</font></a> of best <a href="http://www.sutudeg.org/"><font color="light&height">sutudeg community</font></a> the modern <a href="http://wposfv.com/"><font color="light&amp;height">education news</font></a> and country growth.
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